BPPV. Normal physiology Pathophysiology – a positioning vertigo Diagnosis – correlating disease with symptoms and signs Cure – The Epley Manoeuvre Place of drugs – none . C >. BPPV. C >. C >. Animation. C >. Correlate pathophysiology with symptoms.
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BPPV • Normal physiology • Pathophysiology – a positioning vertigo • Diagnosis – correlating disease with symptoms and signs • Cure – The Epley Manoeuvre • Place of drugs – none
C > BPPV
Correlate pathophysiology with symptoms • Symptoms only occur when a particular SCC is stimulated • The duration of an individual episode of vertigo is typical – seconds only • Episodes come in spells
Diagnosis and Cure • The Dix Hallpike test is diagnostic • The Epley Manoeuvre is curative
Characteristics of the nystagmus • Latent period – it doesn’t start immediately • Duration – less than a minute • Geotropic – towards the undermost ear • Reversed – when sitting up • Fatigable – less severe on second test